The silent bomb blast – (that you were never supposed to know about)
Firstly, we can once again verify that there was an attack on the main gate area of the RWB site in the early hours of Friday morning. Our reliable sources reported to us that this attack involved something "very loud indeed" followed by intense police activity around the area of the front gate .
The Party, media and police have remained eerily silent about this incident, even with one of Griffin’s attack blogs – Covert Undercover Nuisance Tactics – hurriedly back-peddling on a earlier semi-literate report about it with an equally hastily prepared story posted a couple of hours later at the behest of a seething-mad Griffin, worried that members would not attend the RWB because of it and potentially leading to the Party becoming "bankrupted" as he put it himself.
Quite how the membership is supposed to believe that a bomb throwing extremist, can within a few hours be written off as simply an exuberant local youth at play at 3.50am, baffles the imagination.
Vital information withheld?
The full truth surrounding this incident will hopefully be released in the fullness of time, but meanwhile two things we at Challenge for Leadership are hoping for -
Firstly, that there is indeed an ongoing police investigation that will lead to the cowardly culprits being apprehended soon to face proper justice.
Secondly, that Griffin has not put money before the welfare of the membership by withholding vital information that could have put more lives at risk over the weekend.
Would not planning, professionalism, reassurance and honesty have been a far better way of dealing with such a threat and adversity?
What will happen in the future should our Party face such a situation again?
Should we all just simply rely on Griffin to use his ‘Truth-JCB’ once again to push the things he deems as unhelpful to his aims all under the carpet that now also include major security issues?
Maybe next year he could sell lucky rabbit’s feet on the gate in place of risk assessments; he’d be able to make a few quid at the same time then?
Gambles and sleepless nights
One has to ask this question: Why did various factions of the far-left pay so much attention to the RWB this year, when in the past their efforts have been negligible to non-existent in the peak years in Sawley and last year in Denby?
It is our belief that they were simply taking advantage of the situation that has been effectively handed to them on a plate. With Griffin’s popularity at a critically low level, the Party purged of most of its valuable and effective officers, and with the Party coffers running at almost empty, they have simply seen the Party’s chin exposed and have tried to place a well aimed knock-out blow.
Staging the RWB requires a huge inward investment that will always be a gamble to some degree or another; that gamble this year was truly vast and Griffin experienced many a sleepless night in the run up to it.
Unwashed - but not entirely stupid
The tactic of the far-left was quite a simple one, prevent or deter people from accessing the RWB site. With each car that they could turn home, goes with it at least £30 out of Griffin’s pocket, plus of course all the food and donation money that individual branches would also lose. This tactic would not usually work as nationalist people are generally a lot tougher than most and it would normally take a lot more than far-left intimidation, threats and a protest march to stop them.
‘Reds’ and the Boys in Blue
However, as already mentioned, a great many members have already lost or are losing their belief in Griffin’s bitter version of the BNP, and some people only needed one minor excuse not to attend what many have now come to see as simply a weekend of Griffin-worship and affirmation to Griffinism. Being presented with a mob of abuse-hurling morons, and lines of police; some in full riot gear batons drawn, could just have presented that very excuse needed.
Old chestnuts - The media trap
A great many of the red-bloodied membership present would also have wanted the opportunity to teach these idiots, largely made up of middle-class spoilt-brat teenagers, a good clip around the ear and sent scurrying off to bed with their tails between their legs. The sight of these idiots playing silly buggers in the road with the police was really quite pathetic.
Bearing in mind that a large number of the males in attendance were wearing camo/combat type clothing and boots, would have resulted in tremendous long term damage for the Party in the eyes of the public as selected pictures and footage found their way onto the TV that night. Bear in mind also some of these silly extremist kids are quite willing to take a beating to achieve this in order to impress their communist/anarchist peers back home about how they ‘Got Fascists arrested’ etc.
Unless we can guarantee we will not be seeing a repeat of this entirely unnecessary situation, next year's RWB is likely to be held in a phone-box in Welshpool surrounded by 400 riot police.
Griffin’s BNP- A moderate and professional organisation?
I predict that Griffin will act as he always does ultimately resulting in a series of poorly thought-out knee-jerk reactions. He will now plough a quantity of the precious money the Party has left into hiring even more security men, various security ‘experts’ and all manner of bizarre ‘spy-equipment’ to try and combat the ‘enemies of nationalism’.
In his desperation he is also bound to lose sight of the fact that quality is far better than quantity when in comes to political party security. The desperate act of flooding the Party security department with all manner of cash on the day untrained ‘heavies’ and dinosaurs straight out of the cast of the film ‘Romper Stomper’ will not reduce the risk to the membership; it will in fact increase it.
Having these guys, however brave they may be, standing in a line outside the site gates last Saturday just gave the far-left protest something to scream at and served no purpose at all except to give the media somewhere else to point their cameras. This was simply an act of brash and bravado and not the behaviour of anything even remotely like that of a moderate and professional organisation. Then again, where have we heard this before in Griffin’s version of the BNP?
Our damaged heart
The resources we have left should be far more wisely spent on rebuilding the damaged heart that lies within the membership, and giving us back a party that they once again truly believe is worth fighting for. The far-left would then fade away, starved of their belief in being able to break us so easily. Unless Griffin is removed, his greed, arrogance and ultimately self-destructive nature will keep us hobbling along in the political shadow of the Liberal-Labour-Tory Establishment as nothing more than a joke, and minor irritation to it; Griffinism is simply crippling us.
A picture speaks a thousand words – but where are the 4,000 attendees?
Not surprisingly, the Griffin propaganda machine has gone into overdrive and grossly exaggerated figures of the total attendance have been bounced around. At the highest and busiest point of the weekend, which was the much anticipated EGM, around 250 people where present or nearby, and the total number of people that passed through the gate was in fact no more than 1,500, and the great roll of cash that Griffin hoped to make this year, has simply failed to materialise.
Does the Party leadership honestly think that such gross exaggerations about attendance will go unnoticed by those that were actually there? We know that since the heady days of the old RWB’s at the Sawley site, attendance has been falling and further misleading figures will not help matters.
An honest grass-roots assessment and report of the weekend presented to the membership would have served as a refreshing breath of air and encourage people within the membership to come forward and offer greater support in the future; from this point there can be only growth. Spin and manipulation will only create more holes for people to fall through. As we have said time and time again; the membership are not stupid Mr Griffin.
So where did the RWB atmosphere disappear to Nick?
It has been widely reported that the key ingredient was missing from this year's RWB, an ingredient so important that without it there is no spark, no camaraderie and little feeling of brotherhood around the site. It comes as no surprise to comment on the fact that a Party whose leader uses proscription and illegal expulsion as a weapon to silence his internal critics, has bled the BNP dry of its most precious resource, comradeship - a feeling of bonding against a common foe.
It has also been reported to us that Griffin himself relieved Chris Vanns – now ex-BNP catering, of his services prior to the RWB and then set-up two food stalls for himself. For years Chris ploughed thousands of pounds and weeks of his own time into previous RWB’s only now to have it thrown back in his face.
The fee that Griffin charged each of the regions to pitch their stall at the RWB also did not go down very well with the membership, many of whom were genuinely shocked at being told they would face yet another Griffin-tax. One member contacted us and expressed, in no uncertain terms, his disgust at this act of blatant money grabbing..
Griffin’s ‘Truth’ Truck – under guard
It is interesting why, with a field supposedly full to the brim with his ‘doting and contented membership’, did Griffin feel it necessary to park his latest fad, not in the main arena so people could marvel at it (after all they paid for it), but right next to the security tent on a separate part of the site under 24 hr guard for the entire weekend.
Was it merely the risk of ‘Reds’ invading the site in the dead of night that would have stimulated his paranoia to such a level? That being the case of course, wouldn’t moving tents or caravans that had children in them next to the security area be more of a priority for him than looking after a bloody lorry?
Sunday's EGM – The greatest insult of all.
We at Challenge for Leadership, along with a great number of card carrying members and ex-members concluded that this entire EGM was going to be very carefully stage-managed by Griffin and his close clique of sycophants, and we were not disappointed in either respect.
Although it appeared as though Griffin was defeated in his 4 year rule constitutional amendment, he did in fact walk away with the entire Party almost secured in his back pocket unnoticed by most of the membership present. The supposed ‘compromise’ has left us in a position whereby we can have a leadership challenge every year, however, and this is a huge "however", that challenger will require 5% of the total membership which has unbroken membership for a minimum of two years to sign to say they support the challenge.
Bear in mind that the Party leadership is stating that the membership is around 10,000, this would mean that up to 500 signatures would be required from around the country! If this wasn’t difficult enough, add to the equation the fact that in Griffin’s BNP to sign a leadership nomination form against is counter-mount to cutting your membership card in half.
Think about the fact also that to stand as an official prospective local councillor you need only 10 signatures; and this is the same system that Griffin describes as ‘undemocratic’ The hypocrisy here is unbelievable.
Myself, Colin Auty and the rest of the team can vouch for just how many members are genuinely scared of what would have happened if they showed their support for Colin. Remember also that Colin was an immensely popular member, musician and elected borough councillor, and Colin still just fell short of the required 100 signatures.
Griffin’s blackmail, if you want him out – it will cost us £30,000+
We find it particularly difficult to come to terms to one amendment that Griffin managed to sneak through, and that is that if we want to rid ourselves of his rule, it could financially wipe us off the political map. Clearly Griffin now knows that he is in an unrecoverable position within the Party, and all the constitutional changes under the sun cannot hold off the inevitable for ever.
Even the mere idea that the chairman of the British National Party should be ‘paid off’ for having filled a position he should have been honoured to have served is deeply saddening.
We have listed just a few comparisons of just how Griffin shows his contempt for the membership.
Average activist/organiser- Donates a huge sum each year to help keep their group or branch ticking along.
Griffin- Takes home £25k a year plus thousands through the Trafalgar Club and form11 expenses.
Average activist/organiser- Spends a fortune on petrol each year and adds thousands of miles onto their car.
Griffin- Chauffeur driven around the country and charges local groups to speak at their meetings, despite this being his job! He also claims expenses for food, hotels etc all from the Party.
Average activist/organiser- Will sometimes pay for their membership and activism by loosing their job/career/livelihood and maybe socially ostracised.
Griffin- The chairmanship is his livelihood; and business is doing great. Has open channels to many media outlets. Focus of attention internationally.
Average activist/organiser- Can be expelled or purged from the Party by Griffin and left with absolutely nothing whatsoever.
Griffin- He wants it to cost our Party 30k just to see the back of him.
Average activist/organiser- Sometimes risks physical attack and abuse during their legal and rightful activities.
Griffin- Doesn’t even leave the house without a personal minder and will sometimes insist on a large personal security team for public events.
I could go on and on, and I’m sure a great many members could a few to add themselves.
Griffin is now like a spoilt child in a sweetshop, he is stamping his feet while filling his pockets as quickly as he can before he is thrown out on his ear. He is a parasite.
Griffin – You will be denied!
It will fall to be the duty of a newly elected chairman to simply deny Griffin ANY financial ‘back-hander’ or pay-off whatsoever when he is finally excreted from our Party.
There will be no £30,000 for Griffin regardless to any ‘agreement’ that was hastily thrown together at the RWB. One thing we have all learned about ‘Planet Griffin’, and that is when it comes to legal matters, arrogance is not enough in the eyes of the law; and any agreement will simply not be worth the paper it is written on. If Griffin does however decide to take this issue to court he will be soundly defeated, and this time he’ll have to pay for his own legal ineptitude and pomposity.
A ray of hope through the clouds
As the rain clouds over Derbyshire slowly start to clear and gazebos are once again packed into garages and sleeping bags stuffed in to washing machines; a ray of hope can be found shining.
We at Challenge for Leadership implore those members shocked by what Griffin pushed through and manipulated at the EGM to hold fire and not throw away the years of work they have put into the Party by casting away their membership. It was decent members failing to renew their 2008 membership that served Griffin’s purpose by helping to deny us the signatures we needed to allow Colin to stand. Had those people renewed we would have easily achieved the required number so do not fall into that same trap in the future.
There WILL be another challenge, and this time we will be fully alert and ready.
A meeting has already taken place between some of the heavyweight, long standing and sincere British nationalists opposed to the rule of Griffinism. That meeting was very successful and was the first of many. Those involved have learnt some very important lessons over the past few years and those lessons will not be lost.
Our growing support base is spreading throughout the various regions, which has been given a firm boost over the weekend after the shocking changes to the constitution have begun to slowly sink in. Getting out there and spreading the word will now be considerably easier than before. This will make the monumental task of achieving the required signatures within our grasp regardless of how difficult it has been made for us this year.
We will work hard towards whatever it will take to unseat Griffin in the next leadership challenge and replace him with a genuine individual with only the success of our British National Party in his or her heart and mind.
Never again must we allow ourselves to become so complacent that we allow a corrupt and devious totalitarian to weave a creeping web around us all.
For more information regarding the EGM visit - http://northwestnationalists.blogspot.com/